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Breaking the Silence on Mental Illness - Bringing Supportive Conversations to the Workplace - Webinar

  • ID: 4844495
  • Webinar
  • November 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 60 Minutes
  • NetZealous LLC
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Overview:
Felt at a loss for words, awkward or afraid to speak to someone about a mental health issue? Wondered how stress or the blues was different from a mental illness diagnosis? Felt that there was more that you could do to support those in your company or family who were experiencing a mental health issue?

Why should you Attend:
Silence about mental illness is costly and many who need help often suffer in silence. Would employees in your workplace feel uncomfortable speaking to their manager, union representative or a colleague if they experienced a mental health issue? Over half of respondents feared that making such a disclosure would jeopardize their chances for promotion and future success in their organizations. The key to breaking down barriers and eliminating the stigma is in our ability to have supportive, honest, caring conversations.

'Fear breeds isolation. Caring leads to connection' One in five will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. That means that every person is likely to have a family member, friend or co-worker that will struggle with a mental illness.

Most people feel that they are lacking in meaningful tools to offer any assistance. This presentation will promote awareness of the symptoms, frequency, and treatment options for major mental illnesses. And it will dive into the most beneficial ways people can connect and be supportive when they suspect that someone is struggling.

It will leverage the relationship skills that we already use. This workshop will help managers and employees become comfortable with having a conversation in a non-judgmental and supportive way.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Understand the signs and symptoms of major mental illnesses so that there is a general recognition of the early warning signs of a mental health challenge
  • Develop an understanding and strategies for supporting those experiencing a mental health challenge in order to effectively encourage members to seek appropriate help if needed
  • Combat the effects of the stigma associated with having a mental illness in order to build understanding and acceptance in your workplace
  • Utilize the A-L-E-C model for effective and supportive mental health conversations
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  • Beverly Beuermann-King Beverly Beuermann-King,


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  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Health and Safety Reps
  • Union Reps
  • Supervisors, Manager, Directors (Team Leads)
  • Executive Directors Not-For-Profit
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